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Carnegie Mellon University | Software Engineering Institute

SATURN 2019

Pittsburgh, PA

Annual SEI Architecture Technology User Network Conference

As systems grow in complexity, architecture’s role becomes increasingly important at the enterprise, systems, and software levels. Architecture practitioners rely on technology, research, and the knowledge and experience of peers to build predictable, high-quality systems.

The SATURN Conference brings together an international audience of practicing software architects, industry thought leaders, developers, technical managers, and researchers to share ideas, insights, and experience about effective architecture-centric practices for developing and maintaining software-intensive systems.

Five Reasons to Attend SATURN 2019

1. Career advancement

Software architects have the opportunity to be well compensated for doing challenging, satisfying work. Learn the essential skills in our Architecture Boot Camp sessions that will put you in demand with organizations looking for people like you.

2. World-class speakers

SATURN speakers include pioneers and innovators in software architecture. Speakers come from a wide range of geographical locations and application domains to share the knowledge they have gleaned from their experience as practicing software architects.

3. Career connections

SATURN is a strong software architecture community. Meet like-minded professionals at social events and workshops. There are many opportunities to network with industry leaders, SATURN speakers, and peers in the field of software architecture. Surveys from the past few years cite the networking opportunities as one of the best parts of SATURN.

4. Great training

On Monday, May 6, SATURN 2019 offers three SEI courses at a discount from current course pricing: Essential Microservice Architecture, Managing Technical Debt of Software, and DevOps Practices with Architecture: Deployment and Security. Conference attendees can optimize their SATURN experience by attending one of these courses, conveniently adding a full day of professional development.

5. Information pertinent to your business needs

As systems grow in complexity, architecture's role becomes increasingly important at the enterprise, system, and software levels. Architecture practitioners rely on technology, research, and the experience of peers to build high-quality systems.

SATURN Awards

The Linda M. Northrop Software Architecture Award is given to an individual or team that has used software architecture to significantly improve practices, outcomes, or both in an organization or in the software-development community. The winner of the 2018 Linda M. Northrop Software Architecture Award is Eoin Woods of Endava! He received the award and presented Software Architecture as Systems Dissolve at SATURN 2018.

The SEI also confers two attendee-selected awards at SATURN. The winners of the SATURN 2018 Best Presentation Award were Eltjo Poort and Michael Keeling, for “The Ethical Software Architect.” The winner of the SATURN 2018 Best Presentation Runner-up Award was Eltjo Poort, for “Shorten Your Architectural Feedback Loop.”

Scenes from SATURN 2018

SATURN 2018